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Ludie Mae (Nelson) Parham

October 26, 1930 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 89)


Ludie Mae Nelson Parham was born October 26, 1930 in Oxford, MS to the late E. B, Nelson and Jessie Joiner Nelson.

She accepted Christ at an early age and later united with Burns United Methodist Church, later renamed Oxford First United Methodist Church, where she reserved as an usher serving faithfully until her health failed. She remained a member until her death. Ludie Mae was a nurturing woman. She took on domestic house work assisting Attorney Dwight Ball and Attorney Will Hickman with the care of their homes.

Ludie received her education from Oxford Training School. She was united into holy matrimony to John O. “Bubba” Parham and to this union six children were born and one son preceded her in death.

She loved to fish, work in her yard,  working picture puzzles, and being with her family. She always had a warm smile on her face and a kind word to of encouragement. On Friday, June 19, 2020, Ludie Mae went home to be with the Lord. 

To cherish her memories she leaves four sons, Johnny Parham (Evon) of Clovis, NM, William Parham (Annie) of Abbeville, MS, Wesley Parham (Edith) and Oscar Parham both of Taylor, MS, one daughter, Shirley Hudson of Taylor, MS, 11 grandchildren, a host of great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her son, Dwight Parham, two sisters, Lucille Williams and Louise Visor, and two brothers, Jessie Nelson and Joe Willie Nelson.


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June 25, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Graveside (Restricted - 50)
June 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Oxford Memorial Cemetery
North 16th Street
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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